More Secure PCs by Dell with the Most Advanced Threat Protection

By CIOReview | Monday, February 22, 2016

ROUND ROCK, TX: Dell has recently announced the availability of Dell Data Protection with Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise which integrates Cylance technology to block aggressively the entire relentless threats and malware using artificial intelligence and machine learning, a press release from Cylance, a cyber security solution provider said.

Dell has also announced the accessibility of new post-boot BIOS verification solution for all Dell commercial desktops which makes the devices secure during the boot process. This solution will be integrated on Dell commercial PCs when purchased with Dell Data Protection and Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise License.

Under the new BIOS verification functionality, a cloud secure environment is used to compare and verify an individual BIOS image as per the official measurements held in the Dell BIOS lab. When tested in an off-device environment, it assures the users that the post-boot image is not compromised since the test is conducted in a secure cloud platform and not on a potentially infected device. This authentication extends security throughout the entire device lifecycle and enables the administrators to prevent malicious BIOS attacks.

Initially the BIOS verification feature will be available on Dell’s commercial PCs which includes a 6th generation Intel chipset. Through this functionality, Dell strengthens its ability to provide the most secure commercial PCs in the industry with top notch endpoint security solutions which includes comprehensive encryption, advanced authentication and leading-edge malware protection from a single source as well as BIOS verification.

The Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise from the Dell Data Protection is the one and only endpoint security available today that no other PC manufacturers offer. According to Cylance testing, the new solution provides high-end security by preventing 99 percent of malware and advanced threats, 50 percent more efficient than traditional anti-virus solutions.
“The growing complexity of BIOS-specific attacks and with new malware variants possessing the ability to reinstall themselves within the BIOS, organizations need a more sophisticated way to know that their systems have not been compromised. Dell’s unique post-boot BIOS verification technology for its commercial PCs gives IT the assurance that employees’ systems are secure every time they use the device, making them the most secure in the industry,” says Brett Hansen, Executive Director, Data Security Solutions, Dell.